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tinge

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transitive verb \ˈtinj\

Simple Definition of tinge

  • : to give a small amount of color to (something)

  • : to give a small amount of some quality to (something)

Full Definition of tinge

tingedtinge·ing or ting·ing play \ˈtin-jiŋ\

  1. 1a :  to color with a slight shade or stain :  tintb :  to affect or modify with a slight odor or taste

  2. 2 :  to affect or modify in character

Examples of tinge

  1. The ink tinged his fingers blue.

  2. <just slightly tinge the frosting with yellow food coloring to give it a lemony look>



Origin of tinge

Latin tingere to dip, moisten, tinge; akin to Greek tengein to moisten and probably to Old High German dunkōn to dip


First Known Use: 1577

Rhymes with tinge


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tinge

noun

Simple Definition of tinge

  • : a slight color, flavor, or quality

Full Definition of tinge

  1. 1 :  a slight staining or suffusing shade or color

  2. 2 :  an affective or modifying property or influence :  touch <a tinge of guilt>

Examples of tinge

  1. showing a tinge of color

  2. dark hair with reddish tinges



1752

First Known Use of tinge

1752



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